ROSS A BROWN
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 125 OF THE WALL

ROSS ANDREW BROWN

WALL NAME

ROSS A BROWN

PANEL / LINE

7E/125

DATE OF BIRTH

05/28/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/30/1966

HOME OF RECORD

DALLAS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dallas County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

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LEFT FOR ROSS ANDREW BROWN
POSTED ON 11.22.2015

Final Mission of SP5 Ross A. Brown

On May 30, 1966, a U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A (tail number 64-13156) from the 178th Assault Support Helicopter Company (ASHC) was on a resupply mission carrying 30 barrels of MOGAS (motor gasoline) to an LZ which was atop Nui Ba Den, a mountain near Tay Ninh. The LZ was a radio relay site manned by ARVNs with a Special Forces advisor. The ARVNs had a small village for their families just below the helipad. The rest of the mountain belonged to the Viet Cong. The helipad was built for a Huey (UH-1 helicopter), but with care a CH-47A could land on the mountain top. While on approach through clouds the pad was tried and missed slightly by aircraft 156, causing the helicopter to roll down the side of the mountain through the village. The MOGAS drums rolled into rocks and burst, causing fuel to flow downhill and catching fire, killing over 70 villagers and destroying the village. The flight’s crew chief, SP5 Ross A. Brown, and a passenger from the Big Red One, 2LT Kevin M. Flaherty, were killed in the crash. The aircraft was totally destroyed. You could recognize the two engines and the leading edge of one rotor blade. There was no trace of the village. (Info by Steve Niedbala) [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 5.30.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear SP5 Ross Andrew Brown, sir



As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.



May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.



With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir



Curt Carter


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POSTED ON 8.24.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Ross is buried at Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas,TX. BSM AM-3OLC

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POSTED ON 5.29.2007
POSTED BY: Phyllis Shaddix

After all these years

I still miss you after all these many years. All the fun we had at mawmaw's & pawpaws when we were growing up. The scar on my bottom lip...the chickens....the washing machine, with the wringers & rinse tubs...& all the fun were were going to have when you came home...I love you. Seven years later, you are still thought of and still loved.
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POSTED ON 8.22.2004
POSTED BY: Jim Knickerbocker

I'll never forget you Brownie

He was a friend of mine for the few months I knew him. I was the Boeing-Vertol Rep and "Brownie" was a crew chief on one of the Chinooks. We had worked together quite a bit at Phu Loi and I'll never forget him.
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